What is a candida infection? Is candida the same as candida albicans? Are there any natural ways of getting rid of it completely, not just keeping it at bay?
Candida, also known as candida albicans, is a yeastlike fungus, naturally and commonly found in the normal flora of the mouth, the intestinal tract, the skin, the vagina, the glans penis, the respiratory tract, as well as other areas. At normal population levels, it causes no problems and is essential in playing its part in keeping you healthy.
Candidiasis is the name given to the candida infection. Infection may give you the wrong idea though, since the candida fungus is a natural part of your flora, which abound in a healthy person.
Infections are really when a natural bacteria or fungus grows beyond its normal population. This happens when the body is trying to deal with an imbalance, that could be physical or emotional. Candida infections can be caused by a poor choice in food (such as acidifying food) or by medications such as antibiotics. It can occur more regularly with diabetes mellitus or during pregnancy.
The increase in the natural flora populations can cause symptoms. Typically these are itching, often severe, especially when it occurs in the genitals. Oral candida or thrush as it is commonly called, can cause difficulty or pain in swallowing.
The medical treatment of a candida yeast infection can be severe and suppressive, compromising an already struggling immune system. What else can you do?
First, you need to understand causes of any health problem, because therein lies the cure. Secondly, you need to know the conditions that any health problem thrives in, because this will obviously encourage it. And thirdly, embrace it rather than fight it. Every health problem gives us the opportunity to learn from it, to grow beyond it, to evolve. Fighting something gives it power – the exact opposite of what you are trying to achieve.
Any candida fungal infection thrives when your body pH is acidic. Foods that make you acidic are animal proteins (including eggs, milk and white meat), processed foods (such as white sugar, white flour, soft drinks, packet foods), artificial colouring, preservatives, flavours, sweeteners and synthetic supplements. Medical drugs and cigarettes also acidify your body pH. As does anger. overwork, stress, jealousy and fear.
It’s possible, but may not be easy, for you to avoid the acidifying foods, but less easy to avoid stress, anger or the medical drugs your doctor tells you are vital for your well-being. For this, you need professional help. Candida natural treatment can come from a variety of natural therapies. But perhaps the most helpful in the shortest possible time comes from good homeopathic treatment.
Homeopathy restores balance. When this happens your anger is no longer needed, stress no longer is a part of your life, poor food choices disappear as your body let’s you know what healthy food it needs. Balance is everything. With it, life runs smoothly and easily. Without it, chaos reins, as your body struggles to regain it.
Get professional, holistic help in the form of homeopathy to help with your candida infection. As balance is restored, you’ll find other problems also disappear, as homeopathy works on the whole of you, not just that part of you that is troubling you.